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Winter Park-Maitland observer

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Winter Park-Maitland observer
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Winter Park Maitland observer
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Winter Park, FL
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Turnstile Media Group, Tracy Craft- Publisher
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2009
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v. : ill. ; 44 cm.

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Began with v. 1, no. 1, Jan. 26, 1989.
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Description based on: Vol. 4, no. 29 (July 16, 1992).

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TIM FREEDASSOCIATE EDITORMeet the new CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida. The Winter Park-based nonprofit opened up a new chapter last month with the naming of Keith Padgett as its new CEO. CITY TO WELCOME NEW FIRE CHIEFThe city of Winter Park will hold a Swearing-in Ceremony for new Fire Chief Dan Hagedorn at 4 p.m., Thursday, May 31, at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center located at 1050 W. Morse Blvd. This ceremony is open to the public. Hagedorn has been with the department since April 1996 and has been promoted throughout his career. He has served as the departments accreditation manager for the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (and for the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services. He also has a served as a peer assessor for CFAI assessing re agencies across the United States for more than 10 years. YOU YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. ObserverWINTER PARK/ MAITLAND YOUR TOWNFREE FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018SEE PADGETT PAGE 4 MEMORIAL DAYMeet the keynote speaker for the 2018 Memorial Day event. PAGE 3. Knight moves I nd that chess, like any kind of game, is benecial for keeping your mind sharp. The reason that chess has survived for so many centuries is because of its complexity. Its not something you can sit down and immediately be good at, and I think theres a challenge in that. John PerryThe University Club of Winter Parks Chess Mates club meets every rst and third Friday. SEE PAGE 4. Owl hands on deckBaby Owl Shower takes ight at Audubon Center for Birds of Prey. SEE 5.New horizons The Sunshine States balancing act between nature and development inspired the Enchanted Florida exhibit at the Maitland Art Center. PAGE 12.Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Fla. names CEOKeith Padgett has been selected to lead the Winter Parkbased nonprot.Chess Mates Chairman John Snow played a game of chess.Harry SayerVOLUME 30, NO. 21

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2 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018 258965 June 3, 20183 TIM FREEDASSOCIATE EDITORRollins College always is looking to recruit bright young minds and local Winter Park Wildcats and Trinity Prep Saints are no exception. Three high school graduates from local Winter Park schools are reaping the benefits from Rollins Alfond Scholars Program, which offers qualifying students a full ride for four years including tuition, room and board. Its a scholarship valued at $250,000 and earned by students through a selective process. Would-be recipients first have to apply, and then a select few are invited to the Rollins College campus for an interview process. The money from the scholarship comes from the Harold Alfond Foundation. Net operating income from the Alfond Inn will be directed to the scholarship fund for the hotels first 25 years or until the endowment principal reaches $50 million. Its one of our premier scholarships that allows us to recruit some of the best of the best students from certainly the local area but also the country and throughout the entire world, Rollins College Chief Marketing and Community Relations Officer Sam Stark said. Its growing a lot of it is based on the growing rev enue and net profit of the Alfond Inn. As that hotel continues to serve the community and the thousands of guests on a yearly basis, the success of the hotel will help increase the number of scholarships that we can offer on an annual basis. Winter Park residents and cur rent Rollins College students Fiona Campbell, Sarah Hameer and Michael Dennis all were chosen in the Alfond Scholars Program. Since 2013, when the Alfond Inn was built, more than 50 full scholarships have been awarded to incoming students, Stark said. Those recipients have come from around the globe even as far as Nepal but seven of those recipients have been Winter Park students. All of the students are obviously ridiculously talented, but to have this also serve our local market and our local students is quite special, Stark said. We truly get the best students from around the world and even our own backyard.Winter Park students thrive under Alfond Scholars ProgramThe Alfond Scholars Program is currently giving three Winter Park residents a full ride through Rollins College.FIONA CAMPBELLFiona Campbell is between her junior and senior years at Rollins College, where she is study ing theater with an emphasis on directing. The Winter Park High School graduate said the program has been an amazing opportunity. I know that a school like Rollins definitely wouldnt have been feasible at all for me and my family without the Alfond Scholars Program, she said. I knew that I wanted to go to a smaller school liberal-arts school specifically, because I had so many different interests and I didnt want to limit myself or narrow in to one specific field right away in case I changed my mind. Rollins has allowed me to explore all the different things that Im interested in. Campbell said she plans to apply for a number of directing apprenticeships at various regional theaters around the country, including the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, Play wrights Horizons in New York and the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. She also plans to apply for the Fulbright Scholar ship in creative arts in fall 2019, with the aim of conducting independent research related to improvisational theater somewhere in the United Kingdom.SARAH HAMEERTrinity Preparatory School graduate Sarah Hameer just finished her freshman year at Rollins College, where she is studying biology and is cur rently on the pre-dental track. She said shes thankful for her adviser and the unique classes she was required to take in her freshman year. Everyone knows its a full ride, but its a lot more than that, Hameer said. We actually had a class second semester first year, and we went to Apopka, and we learned about farm workers rights. Thats all part of the program that they make first-years do with the Alfond scholarship. I think that just makes the experience 10 times better. It was special to be chosen for the scholarship, she said. Getting that invitation was incredible, Hameer said. I moved to (Central Florida) when I was 9, and my dad has always wanted me to go to Rollins. It was crazy.MICHAEL DENNISMichael Dennis will be a senior at Rollins College this fall and is studying international business and Spanish. He graduated from Winter Park High School before attending Rollins and said hes thankful for what the scholarship program has given him. Winter Park High School has many amazing, hardwork ing students, and I love seeing their hard work pay off, Dennis said. I would like to thank Rollins and the Alfond family for allowing myself and my fellow Winter Park High School alumni the opportunity to continue our studies in beautiful Winter Park and to be a part of this wonderful program. It has been quite an amazing journey so far. Dennis said he hopes to make as positive an impact as possible on society with every thing hes learned. The most important part of my degree actually wont be the degree itself but rather the important skills and life lessons I have learned along the way, Dennis said.

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WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018 3 272110 1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE, MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 RBG A documentary about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fri Sun: 3:45PM, 6:30PM, 9:15PM Mon & Thurs: 6:30PM, 9:15PM Tues: 6:30PM Wed: 7PM, 9:30PMScience on Screen : DOLPHIN TALE Learn about the true story of Winter, the rst dolphin with a prosthetic n Sat: 11AM : CORALINE FREE for kids 12 & under! Sun: 12PM 20th Anniversary! Tues: 9:30PM TIM FREEDASSOCIATE EDITORThere wasnt much time. U.S. Marine Corps helicopter pilot Scott Harris knew that full well when he came to, still buckled in to his seat in a helicopter that was both upside down and 15 feet under water in the Pacific Ocean. The water 10 miles off the coast of California is frigid 50 degrees Fahrenheit and life-threatening, stealing warmth from the bodies of 14 Marines trying to escape the submerged helicopter. Harris quickly unbuckled himself from his seat and swam out of the cockpit. The propellers of the helicopter still spinning under water continued to drag the top-heavy aircraft down into the depths of the ocean. The crew aboard managed to escape the helicopter and reach the surface, where a raft pushed out of another USMC helicopter waited. Once the Marines pulled them selves out of the icy water and onto the raft, a horrifying truth set in. One of their own one of the 14 Marines aboard the helicopter didnt make it to the surface. Its brave souls such as that Marine who will be on Harris mind when he speaks at We Remember Them, a Memorial Day Service set for Monday, May 28, at Glen Haven Memorial Park. The event will honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice and will feature Harris as a keynote speaker; Winter Springs High School Army JROTC; music by the VFW Post 2093 Community Band; emcee Bud Hedinger, 540 WFLA; vocalist Charles Haugabrooks; the Florida State Reenactment Society; American Legion Post 286; and Boy Scout Troop 613.U.S. MARINES LT. COL. SCOTT HARRISHarris mind usually goes back to that fateful day in February 1991 off the coast of Los Angeles every Memorial Day, and that brave passenger who was never found. The helicopter was carrying a squadron headed toward Kuwait as a stabilizing force following the Gulf War. Disaster struck when water from a microburst soaked the engines and caused them to flame out, result ing in the aircraft plunging into the Pacific. My wife was watching the news about a helicopter that had gone down, and she knew I was flying that day, Harris said. But she didnt know that I was actually the one in the aircraft. It was quite an introduction to the realities of the profession that I volunteered for.We should thank God such men livedA Memorial Day Service at Glen Haven Memorial Park will honor the countrys fallen heroes in the military. I think its a great honor to be a part of Memorial Day. It gives me the chance to think about the members of the Marine Corps and other services that I personally know that have given their life in the service to protect the freedoms that we enjoy in our country. Retired Lt. Col. Scott HarrisIt was Harris first time flying in a fleet. The retired Marine said if it werent for the training he received in Pensacola during flight school, he might not have survived. Harris recalls the dunker, a training method that simulates the exact scenario he faced in the Pacific Ocean. Flight students are buckled into an aircraft and then dunked into a pool in a controlled environment so they can practice escaping the craft. Having done it in an actual mishap, the actual event was much faster and much more stressful, Harris said I know that because I went through that training in flight school, that allowed me to remain calm and do what Id been trained to do and to help others that day. After my mishap, they instituted that training for every Marine that was going on a deployment in an aviation squadron for the Marine Corps, he said. The retired Marine currently works as a Faculty Research Associate at the University of Central Florida and brings with him his 28 years of military experience. Today, he is responsible for the Department of Defense integra tion with the Institute of Simulation and Training. Harris said hes grateful to have a chance to speak at the Memorial Day Service at Glen Haven Memorial Park, and that its critical to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Its a great honor to be a part of Memorial Day, he said. It gives me the chance to think about the members of the Marine Corps and other services that I personally know that have given their life in the service to protect the freedoms that we enjoy in our country. From that standpoint, its a great honor, Harris said. I count it a privilege to be a part of the celebration in Winter Park this year.VFW POST 2093 COMMUNITY BANDMusic can sometimes say what words cannot. The VFW Post 2093 Community Band will certainly tell you that. The group of local musicians led by Director Wilbur Smitty Smith performs about 12 concerts every year, from Veterans Day and Memorial Day events to militaryrelated dedications and other cer emonies. Its a group of between 50 to 60 members of the community who offer their musical talent to be part of something greater giv ing meaningful military events a fitting soundtrack by a live band. On May 28 in Glen Haven Memorial Park, the band will provide the music that stirs feelings of pride and respect for the Unites States and its armed forces. Its an event the band has played for the past eight years or so, Smith said, and the group is happy to be back again. The event is a tremendous event out there, said Smith, who served in the U.S. Navys music program for 26 years. It has grown and we have a great following that comes out there. I think its one of the best things going here in Orlando for Memorial Day. The band first was organized by professional musicians Earl Benge, Jr. and Jerry Nowell in 1984, originally founded as the Winter Park Community Band. In 2002, the band moved from its original rehearsal space at Winter Park High School to its current spot at the Orlando VFW Post 2093 on Edgewater Drive. Around that time, the bands name was changed, as well. Benge conducted the band until his sudden death in 2005. Thats when Smith took up the mantle, and he has led the band ever since. Band members such as Russel Hiett, who plays the piccolo and flute, considers his bandmates as family and a wonderful group of close friends. I love it, said Hiett, who served in the U.S. Army as a helicopter pilot. Ive been in the band for 31 years. Its great fun. As the band plays through tunes such as God Bless America and Stars and Stripes, Hiett thinks about his six flight-school friends who were killed in action in Vietnam. I do think about things like that, especially when they have the different ROTC units come up and lay wreathes and do other ceremonial kinds of things, Hiett said. I always think about things like that.Tim FreedRetired Lt. Col. Scott Harris will share his story at the Memorial Day Service at Glen Haven Memorial Park. IF YOU GO WE REMEMBER THEM WHEN: 11 a.m. Monday, May 28 WHERE: Glen Haven Memorial Park, 2300 Temple Drive, Winter Park

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4 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018 If we are to build a better world, we must remember that the guiding principle is this a policy of freedom for the individual is the only truly progressive policy. Friedrich HayekRoad to Serfdom, 1944 WINTER PARK/MAITLAND Observer 2018 The Observer Media Group Inc. All Rights ReservedObserver Media Group Inc.1970 Main St. Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-3468Editor and CEO / Matt Walsh Vice President / Lisa Walsh Chairman / David BelilesPublishers of the Longboat Observer, East County Observer, Sarasota Observer, Siesta Key Observer, Palm Coast Observer, Plant City Times & Observer, Ormond Beach Observer, West Orange Times & Observer, Windermere Observer, Winter Park/Maitland Observer, Business Observer, Jacksonville Financial News & Daily Record, Jacksonville Realty-Builder Connection, LWR Life Magazine, Season MagazineOrangeObserver.comWINTER PARK/ MAITLAND OBSERVER The Winter Park/Maitland Observer (USPS #00-6186) is published by the Observer Media Group, 180 S. Knowles, Winter Park, Fl., 32789. Periodical postage paid at Winter Park, Florida. POSTMASTER send address changes to the Winter Park/ Maitland Observer, 180 S. Knowles, Winter Park, FL, 32789.TO ADVERTISEFor display or digital advertising, call Publisher Jackie Fanara at (407) 401-9929. For classied advertising, call (407) 401-9929. Our fax number is (407) 656-6075.LEGAL ADVERTISINGTo place a legal notice for Orange County, please call Kim Martin at (407) 654-5500 or email to legal@businessobserver.com.SEND US YOUR NEWSLet us know about your events, celebrations and achievements. Send your infor mation via email to Michael Eng, meng@ OrangeObserver.com. Mailed letters must be typed and include the authors signature and phone number. Letters to the editor are subject to editing.TO SUBSCRIBEThe Winter Park/Maitland Observer is published weekly, on Fridays. Subscriptions are $40 per year ($50 outside of Orange County). To subscribe for mailed home delivery, call (407) 401-9929; email to subscribe@OrangeObserver.com; visit orangeobserver.com; or visit our oce, 180 S. Knowles, Winter Park, FL, 32789. Publisher / Jackie Fanara, jfanara@OrangeObserver.com Executive Editor / Michael Eng, meng@OrangeObserver.com Design Editor / Jessica Eng, jeng@OrangeObserver.com Associate Editor / Troy Herring, therring@OrangeObserver.com Associate Editor / Tim Freed, tfreed@OrangeObserver.com Black Tie Editor / Danielle Hendrix, dhendrix@OrangeObserver.com Black Tie Reporter / Harry Sayer, hsayer@OrangeObserver.com Multimedia Sales Executive / Laura Rubio, lrubio@OrangeObserver.com Administrative Assistant / Janice Carrion, jcarrion@OrangeObserver.com Creative Services Administrator / Marjorie Holloway, mholloway@yourobserver.com Creative Services Coordinator / Christine Galan, cgalan@yourobserver.com Advertising Graphic Designers / Thom Gravelle, Shawna Polana, Luis Trujillo, Allison WampoleHARRY SAYERBLACK TIE REPORTERJohn Perry admits he isnt very good at chess. But that doesnt stop him from playing he has too much fun. I find that chess, like any kind of game, is beneficial for keeping your mind sharp, Perry said. The reason that chess has survived for so many centuries is because of its complexity. Its not something you can sit down and immediately be good at, and I think theres a challenge in that. For the past two years, Perry has been playing with the ChessMates, the University Club of Winter Parks own chess club. The group, typically comprising six to eight members at a time, meets the first and third Friday each month for a morning of camaraderie and competition. Ive been a (University Club) member for a number of years and I realized, Gee, theres no chess group here, Chess Mates Chairman John Snow said. And wouldnt it be nice if there were similar people at the University Club that had the same interest? Snow, along with his friend, Jim Arnold, reached out to other University Club members to put together the team. The club meetings have had the same tried-andtrue format since the beginning. Members begin by watching 15to 20-minute instructional videos on Youtube that offer tips and tricks for developing players. Following that, the group breaks into pairs to play. Several members have joined and departed the group Snow said many University Club members are snowbirds that leave for the summer since its inception two years ago. Perry, though, has been a Chess Mate since the beginning. A self-described continually improving beginner, Per ry played chess with with his son when he was much younger but eventually grew rusty. They arent tournament players by any means though Snow says hed like enter a competition one day. Instead, the focus is to keep the games competitive and fun. The games appeal for both Snow and Perry is its level of complexity and challenge that isnt found in other games. Its the kind of game where all the information is in front of you, but you have to read that information and understand it, Snow said. I tend to be an aggressive player. I dont try to be a passive, defensive type. I enjoy the attack and putting an attack on someone that hopefully wont be able to meet it. Theres another common theme among the Chess Mates the group has helped many of its members rediscover the game after years of inactivity. Snow, a bankruptcy lawyer, became invested in the game again after creating the group. Like everybody else, I learned how to play chess as a kid, he said. My junior high school had a chess group that met, but then I went to high school and met girls and that was the end of that. I decided to get more serious about it when I made the group at the University Club. The formation of the group was a means for me to become more serious about my chess life. Im getting older, and I decided if Im ever going to be good at the game at all, I need to do something now because times getting short, said Snow, who is now 70. When it comes to the game itself, Snow prefers the knight a quirky piece he said appeals to him because of its ability to hop over opponents. Although new members usually join Chess Mates after learning about the group from the Univer sity Club newsletter, anyone can join. Padgett brings more than four decades of experience work ing with nonprofits, including three other CEO positions for Big Brothers Big Sisters organizations in Sacramento, Seattle and Los Angeles over a span of 13 years. He served as the interim CEO for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida since February, looking to stabilize the organization through his nonprofit consulting company, Keith Padgett & Associates. The board of directors approached Padgett about stay ing and voted unanimously to give him the position permanently. I missed Big Brothers Big Sisters work, so when I got here I realized how much I missed it, he said. When they said Why dont you say? I was already thinking that myself. Big Brothers Big Sisters looks to provide one-on-one mentor ing to children who need it, pav ing the way for a bright future through volunteers. Its a mission thats near and dear to Padgetts heart. The CEO has served as a Big Brother twice in the past. Mentoring is very important for everyone, and if you dont have a father or mother consis tently in your life, then youre missing a role model that will teach you how to behave properly and to be successful and to have goals and ambitions, Padgett said. When I was about 10 years old, I lived in a lower/middle class area in San Diego, and I came from intact parents. I came home from school one day, and my father was talking to the neighborhood bully on the little stoop that we had. Through my dads mentoring, that kid changed his behavior and became the neighborhood kid that everybody looked up to. Without thinking about it then, I saw the impact of mentoring that one person could have on someones life. Padgetts career working in nonprofits and mentoring goes all the way back to to his college years at University of California, San Diego. He took a summer coun selor job at a school nearby for emotionally disturbed boys, and upon graduation from college, the owners of the school approached him and asked Padgett if he would like to buy the school along with three other students. Padgett agreed to pay a set amount every month like a mortgage, and at age 22 in 1970, he became the owner and operator. They saw something in me that I certainly didnt see in myself, he said. It was an amazing oppor tunity that totally changed the direction of my life. Padgett owned that school for 13 years, even starting a second location. He eventually closed the two schools and went on to work at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sacramento in 1983. He went on to work for the Multiple Sclerosis Society in San Diego, Big Brothers Big Sisters in Seattle, Big Brothers Big Sisters in Los Angeles, Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito and The First Tee of San Diego before starting his consulting firm. The idea of the consulting firm was to work three or four months a year and play golf the rest of the time, he said. Now back at a Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, Padgett said his main goal he looks to accomplish is to match 400 children currently on a waiting list with a Big Brother or Big Sister within the next two years. Hes excited to move things for ward as the new CEO, knowing intimately the impact the orga nization can have on children, he said. It can change a childs life in more significant ways than any program Ive ever been with, he said. IF YOU GOCHESS MATES WHEN: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. the rst and third Friday of every month WHERE: University Club of Winter Park, 841 North Park Ave., Winter Park COST: Free PHONE: (407) 488-4163 INFORMATION: cityofwinter park.org/event/chess-mates-3 Pawn starsPadgett named CEOTim FreedKeith Padgett has taken on his fourth CEO role at a Big Brothers Big Sisters organization this time in Central Florida. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 CHESS TIPS Open Strong. The idea is to develop your pieces as quickly as possible, control as much space as possible, par ticularly in the middle of the board, Snow said. Dont Rely On The Queen. Every beginning chess player loves the queen, because the queen is so powerful, Snow said. But thats also its weakness its such a valuable piece that smaller, less valuable pieces can at tack her and push her around, because nobody wants to lose the queen.Harry SayerThe Chess Mates meet every rst and third Friday.

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WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018 5 275431 1801 E. Colonial Dr., Suite 112 275213 TIM FREEDASSOCIATE EDITORLooking to buy some new exotic furniture? Maybe youd rather grab a drink with some friends. Why not do both? Washburn Imports will be giv ing Winter Park residents a chance to shop for furniture and sip drinks all in the same place at its new location set to open this summer. The furniture store has a spot picked out at 170 E. Morse Blvd., creating its third location follow ing its Orlando and Sanford storefronts. We started this about 22 years ago, owner John Washburn said. I travel all throughout Asia. I go into India, Thailand and China, and I buy exotic furniture and we ship it back to our stores. We also do wholesale, too, to Universal Studios, Disney, hotels and restaurants. Washburn previously worked in the restaurant/nightclub business for about 10 years until about 1997, when he set out on a different path. A close friend of his in Bali offered to send him a container of unique furniture to sell, and thats when Washburn got hooked. Hes been acquiring furniture and selling it to adventurous buyers ever since. I realized I was good at it, I was interested, and I liked it, Washburn said. I just went from there, started traveling myself and meeting people. Washburn opened his first Orlando location in 1997, followed by the Sanford location in 2006. The shops sells everything from tree-trunk tables and vintage cabinets to eye-catching tapes tries, lamp fixtures and trunks. About a decade ago, Washburn came up with the idea to blend his furniture endeavor with his history in the restaurant business, opening up a bar in the shop called the Imperial. By day, Washburn Imports sells unique furniture from sev eral Asian countries, but when the clock strikes 5 p.m., the Imperial bar within the store opens and welcomes thirsty patrons. Necessity is the mother of invention, Washburn said. When the recession hit 10 years ago, people stopped buying houses and stopped buying furniture; they stopped buying a lot of stuff. I had to figure out a way to get people to come into my showroom and see my furniture. I thought, Let me put a bar in the middle of our showroom. People are always going Hey, Id love to hang out in your furniture store. Im like, Well, now you can. It ended up being much cooler than I thought it would be. Our showrooms are all decked out with really ornate, unique and exotic furniture, so theyre really fun places to hang out in. The Imperial at Winter Park will feature craft beer and boutique wines, along with a food menu. Washburn is excited to bring the concept to his home town, he said. I grew up in Winter Park; Ive always wanted to have somebody in Winter Park, he said. I have so many friends and associates that I know in Winter Park that often dont leave their neighborhoods, so I thought it would be nice to have something off Park Avenue. That will fill that niche. Its a great place to inspire your imagination.Ever needed a drink after furniture shopping?Washington Imports and Imperial is a unique furniture shop by day and a bar when the clock strikes 5 p.m. Courtesy photoJohn Washburn travels across Asia in search of unique items to sell at Washburn Imports. WASHINGTON IMPORTS AND IMPERIAL170 E. Morse Blvd., Winter Park OPENING: Summer WEBSITE: washburnimports. com Locals and visitors alike braved rainy weather on Saturday, May 12, to take in the Baby Owl Shower at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey. The event, one of the centers biggest fundraisers, invited visitors to bring in a variety of useful donations such as bags of pine shavings/bedding and Gerber all meat baby food that the sta and volunteers can use to help look after the centers birds. While at the center, visitors got to see and learn about the variety of birds housed at the center including a baby red-shouldered hawk. TROY HERRINGAudubon hosts annual party Children participated in an educational game as they learned about human water usage. Olivia Torres, 3, poked at a small aquarium lled with sh and other aquatic animals as she learned about them. A small baby red-shouldered hawk, which was rescued after falling from its nest, sat in a wicker basket for onlookers to see. ONLINESee more photos at OrangeObserver.com

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6 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018 Allison Olcsvay Three years ago, Georgia Ellison was facing the same prognosis that she has watched her mother suer with for de cades. The progressive osteopenia would someday develop into osteoporosis, bringing on devastating broken bones and pain. My mother is 93 now, and Ive watched her suer so much; I just dont want that to happen to me, Ellison said. Medication to strengthen her bones never produced signicant results, and after years of taking them, she decided to try a new course of action. Following the recommendation of a friend she signed on with Elite Strength and Fitness of Winter Park and began following a twice-weekly strength-training regimen designed to increase her muscle mass and bone density. At her next DEXA scan to measure density, Ellisons doctor noticed a big change and she was able to stop taking her medication. Success stories like Ellisons dont come easy though; it took months of intense workouts with the guidance of personal trainers to get there. At 64, Les Rinehart, one of Elites trainers, knows the challenges his clients face. After 33 years in the tness industry, the former strength coach for the Charlotte Hornets retired in 2007, only to come out of retirement a few years ago to join Elite be cause, he said, he saw the value in what they oered their clients. The equip ment here is top of the line and the techniques produce results like no other, Rinehart said. At Elite, education is as important as the equipment. Be fore clients spend anytime working out, they share their medical history, goals and concerns with trainers who develop a plan that covers time inside and outside of the gym. Clients needs are evaluated and we give them a detailed analysis of what they need to do, especially at home, to accomplish their goals, said owner Monte Mitchell. Homework might include keeping food and exercise journals to learn more about their habits, especially if weight loss is a goal. The gym also oers a 12-week group nutrition workshop to their members, guaranteeing results for their clients, provided they follow all the recommendations made during their consultation. 70-year-old physician Dr. Maria Bors has been a client of Elite for seven years and nds that training there ts quite nicely into her busy lifestyle. The 20-minute workouts are easy for me to t in and I nd them easy to commit to, Bors said. Rather than working out with sweaty, bulked-up gym rats, Elites clients nd an almost Zen-like atmosphere, with trainers attentive to their every motion. Speaking in tones of calm assurance, trainers oer equal parts encouragement and challenge, pushing clients to new levels. The workouts are physically demanding, but not in the way one might expect. Motions are slow and intensely controlled, demanding maximum eort from muscles while barely breaking a sweat. Many clients dont even change out of oce clothes, Rinehart said. They simply dont need to. Before beginning with Elite, Bors suffered from daily back pain, but after just a few months in the gym, she experienced a noticeable change in pain levels and now rarely suers at all. Its been remarkable for me, she said. I can feel how strong I am, especially when I am traveling carrying luggage. I have a strength I never had before. The strength training is very good for preventing bone loss, said Bors, which is something we all need as we age.ADVERTORIAL 407-740-7750 1312 Palmetto Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 www.elitestrengthandtness.comMention this ad for a free consultation. You can schedule this consultation by calling Elite Strength & Fitness at 407-740-7750Strength training at any age can help improve muscle mass and bone density 274768 Caring for Winter Parks Pets and Their People Since 19551601 Lee Road, Winter Park (407) 644-2676247851 Glenridge thanks Lions Pride Fund donors Parents from Glenridge Middle School gathered at the Tringas home on Thursday, May 3, for a thank-you party for the many Lions Pride Fund donors. The fund helps pay for the schools IB program, along with other important resources for students and teachers. Guests also toasted the leadership of out going Glenridge Middle School Principal Trevor Honohan, while welcoming new Glenridge Middle School Principal Chris Camacho. TIM FREED Outgoing Glenridge Middle School Principal Trevor Honohan, Andy Tringas, Niki Tringas and Kate Demory stopped for a photo together. Angela Camacho and new Glenridge Middle School Principal Chris Camacho ate some tasty crepes at the party. Baldwin Park Elementary School parents Mandy Borkman, Stephanie Harley and Jessica Brown made a visit to the Glenridge Middle party. Trish Teague, Jill Ciambella and Marion Neijenhuis came out to the Glenridge thank-you party.

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WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018 7 439 Lake Howell Road, Maitland, FL 32751 www.CreeganGroup.comRanked #1 for Homes Sold in 2016 Orlando Magazine Hot 100 Orlando Style Magazine 5 Star Realtor Orlando Style Magazine Top Boutique Brokerage Chris Creegan, Broker/Owner407.622.1111 CREEGAN PROPERTY GROUP 262146 It was a day full of celebration Monday, May 21, at CFE Arena, as the 288 seniors at Bishop Moore walked across the stage for graduation. After short speeches from the Principal Scott Brogan, class salutatorian Kendall Moran and valedictorian Spencer Compton, the eager group of students smiled as they shook hands and accepted their diplomas. From the stands family and friends cheered with the call of each name making it a memorable moment for every student. TROY HERRINGBishop Moore seniors turn tassels Salutatorian Kendall Moran gave a smile after accept ing his medal for being the Class of 2018s salutatorian. Right: Two lines of graduating seniors made their way to their seats in choreographed fashion as the graduation ceremony began. Principal Scott Brogan addressed the crowd and the graduating seniors oering them sage advice and words of congratulations. Students waited in a small gym in the back of CFE Arena as they prepared to participate in the graduation ceremony. Graduating seniors all 288 made their way to the main arena area. Standing in the underbelly of CFE Arena, students checked their cords and tassels before making it to the oor. Valedictorian Spencer Compton addressed his fellow classmates with some food for thought and some welltimed jokes.

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8 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018 Buy one entree receive 2ndat equal or lesser valuea 16 large pizzaEntire Check *Must present coupon to receive special offer 1341 Howell Branch Rd. Winter Park407.775.6746 moonlightpizzaanditaliangrill.comfollow us on (407) 775-67461341 Howell Branch Road Winter Park, FL 32789 www.moonlightpizzaanditaliangrill.com 272459 274635 TROY HERRINGASSOCIATE EDITORAs they stand in the hallways, the sounds of the pep band pierce through the cracks around the doorframe. There, waiting, is Kat Conroy and Ashley Beauregard the two Bishop Moore athletes everyone is waiting to see. With students in their assigned seats in the schools gym, there is a lively energy throughout the packed crowd that seems unaware that its eight oclock in the morning. After stepping out to mid-court, Principal Scott Brogan kicked off the pep rally in full voice. Last year, we were fortunate enough to have a state champion in two events and team runnerup, Brogan said. With the addition of another athlete, we are team state champions with three individual championships. The announcement was met with loud applause, but it was the introduction of Conroy and Beauregard that sent the roof down. As they rolled out from the hallway and into the gym, Conroy and Beauregard both were met by a wall of pure sound as their classmates yelled their names and cheered them on. It was a big moment for these young athletes and those such as Bishop Moore track coach Caro lista Ware. Every day, they came out and they worked hard, Ware said to the crowd. They wanted to do this not just for themselves because this is our first-ever adapted track-and-field state championship.CLAIMING THE CROWNSGoing into this years state tour nament, the only member on the team with any experience was 16-year-old sophomore Beauregard who was coming off a phenomenal year where she won first in both the 200and 800-meter races. Despite her soft-spoken and humble nature, there was still a level of surprise when, at this years state finals, she once again took home the top prize in the 200 meters (45.31) and 800 meters (3:28.71) while also taking second in the shot-put. I was still in shock with it, even though I knew I could do it, Beauregard said. Of course Ive done this before, so I know what it is kind of like because I did this last year too that kind of helped me. My freshman year I didnt even think I could do this, and then that (state titles) happened, she said. Now sophomore year I cant believe its already here again. Although Conroys story is a little bit different as she moved to Florida from her home in Indiana three years ago the reaction was still the exact same. In her first and only year of being a part of the young adapted track-and-field team at Bishop Moore, the 18-year-old Conroy followed right behind Beauregard with a second-place finish in the 200 meters (59.22) and 800 meters (4:34.84). She also managed to best her teammate by winning the state title in the shot-put. I cant believe I did this, because I was able to walk and run before eighth grade I nev er thought I would win a state championship, Conroy said. I got casted the summer going into eighth grade to change the position of my foot it threw my balance off course.WINGING ITAlthough both Beauregard and Conroy use the usual electric wheelchairs throughout their day, on the track, they utilize specialty tricycles powered by hand. For Beauregard there was relative ease, since she had been using them before, but for Conroy there was a lot of practice involved to get use to the new machine. And although some might think that the practices would be a bit different for adapted athletics, they would be wrong, Ware said. They do very similar work outs as the rest of the athletes, Ware said. If the athletes are working on starting blocks, then they (Beauregard and Conroy) are starting on their blocks for their 200 or 800. If theyre doing 300 that day, then these guys are doing 300s that day. The practice routine set into place by Ware and her assistant coaches have developed has been both a fun and educational process for a team thats only in its second year of existence. It was all new to us none of us had ever coached adaptive track and field before, so we wing it a little bit, Ware said with a laugh. Bringing home individual and team state titles by simply winging it implies that whatever Ware and her assistants are doing, theyre doing it the right way, and there is sure to be more titles in the future. Although with Conroy graduated with her fellow seniors Monday, May 21, at CFE Arena, the adapted track-and-field team will look to Beauregard to continue leading the way. It turns out that this has been the best thing that could have ever happened to me, Conroy said. Bishop Moore is such a welcoming community I love all my friends here, and I dont want to leave them. Leaving my friends here at Bishop Moore is harder than leaving my home of 14 years. Roll to victoryKat Conroy and Ashley Beauregard helped lead Bishop Moore to the schools rst adapted track-and-eld state title.Troy HerringKat Conroy, left, and Ashley Beauregard celebrated with Bishop Moore Principal Scott Brogan.

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10 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018 5-24-18 rfnrftb rfr nt b bf f f brr r n fr f b fr r fr br r r r fr r r b r brt b b br bf rt n r b r n n rf r r b nn n rf f rrt f r t f nfr bff f r t f f r f fr br r f r rf r brr rr r r r b r b n r rf rr rt t br b brt b br bb fr r r r fr r bn f n b r fntbtnbn b t t r rr r rf 247839 WEATHERDel Cain, of Orlando, took this unique photo at the front entrance of Luma on Park along Park Avenue. The Winter Park/Maitland Observer is hosting this weekly contest, and winners will have their photograph featured in the newspaper. To enter, email your photo, along with your name, city and a caption, to tfreed@orangeobserver.com; put I Love Winter Park in the subject line. FRIDAY, MAY 25High: 82 Low: 72 Chance of rain: 80%SATURDAY, MAY 26High: 79 Low: 72 Chance of rain: 90%SUNDAY, MAY 27High: 82 Low: 74 Chance of rain: 90%MONDAY, MAY 28High: 86 Low: 74 Chance of rain: 80% Wednesday, May 16 1.17 Thursday, May 17 0.57 Friday, May 18 0.48 Saturday, May 19 0.49 Sunday, May 20 0.36 Monday, May 21 0.36 Tuesday, May 22 0.00 YEAR TO DATE: 2018 12.11 in. 2017 4 .58 in. MAY TO DATE: 2018 5.89 in. 2017 1.34 in. SUNRISE / SUNSET Sunrise Sunset Friday, May 25 6:30a 8:15p Saturday, May 26 6:30a 8:15p Sunday, May 27 6:29a 8:16p Monday, May 28 6:29a 8:16p Tuesday, May 29 6:29a 8:17p Wednesday, May 30 6:28a 8:17p Thursday, May 31 6:28a 8:18pMOON PHASES RAINFALL ONLINE See other photos at OrangeObserver.comFORECAST I LOVE WINTER PARK June 6 Last June 27 Full June 13 New June 20 First

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WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018 11 275210 Memorial Day Service 11 a.m. Monday, May 28, 2018 Glen Haven Memorial Park 2300 Temple Drive Winter Park, FL 32789 (407) 647-1100 We Remember emFeaturing: Keynote Speaker: Lt.Col. Scott Harris, USMC Winter Springs High School Army JROTC Music: VFW Post 2093 Community Band Emcee: Bud Hedinger, 540 WFLA Vocalist: Charles Haugabrooks Florida State Reenactment Society American Legion Post 286 Boy Scout Troop 613Sponsored By:

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ARTS + CULTUREFRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018 ORANGEOBSERVER.COMTROY HERRINGASSOCIATE EDITORJust like the rest of the country, Florida is an everchanging landscape of nat ural green space and manmade works of concrete and steel. The juxtaposition of nature versus development is prevalent in a state that sees its share of apartment complexes and homes replacing woodlands. These interactions and the following affects have been watched closely by interested parties especially artists such as Alexander Diaz in his witty series Floridas Mountains. I drove around Central and Northeast Florida looking for these piles of dirt, and to me, they represent what we are doing to the earth, Diaz said. They look like mountains but theyre not mountains, of course. Theyre piles of dirt that were found at construction sites. To me, theyre symbolic of the transformation of our natural environment. Shot in a style reflective of master photographer Ansel Adams whom Diaz cites as being a major influence each black-and-white photo depicts towering mounds of dirt and rock, which is shot in such a way that you could mistake them for being actual mountains. The series, along with Diazs Revisiting Florida self-portrait series, are just a small part of a fourartist showcase at the Maitland Art Centers latest exhibit, titled Enchanted Florida: Picturing Contemporary Landscape, which examines the complex relationship between humans and their natural surroundings. Although some shows are picked for myriad reasons, the concept for Enchanted Florida was chosen Changing the landscape In its latest exhibit, Enchanted Florida: Picturing Contemporary Landscape, the Maitland Art Center features four Florida artists who examine the relationship between humankind and nature.Video still from Gulf Cove, 2012-13, by Corey George Untitled from the series, Floridas Mountains, 2007-11, archival pig ment prints, by Alexander Diaz TECO Big Bend II, 2011, oil on panel, by Bruce Marsh Images courtesy of the artistsBanyon as Metaphor: Grounded Paths, 2015, oil on canvas, by Lilian GarciaRoig CONTINUED ON PAGE 13

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WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018 13 275907 When becomes rfnt I DO I'M DONE. When the NEXT IN LINE becomes the ONE IN CHARGE272075 TIM FREEDASSOCIATE EDITORPat yourself on the back, donors and art-lovers. Maitland-based United Arts of Central Florida successfully reached its $2 million fundraising goal for its 2018 Collaborative Campaign for the Arts a pivotal step in ensuring financial support over the next year for Central Florida arts nonprofits. The campaign raised $2.07 million following the two-month campaign. That includes support for organizations like Art & History Museums Maitland, Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, Creald School of Art, Orlando Science Center, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Enzian Theater and many others. Donors chose which nonprof it they wanted to support, and United Arts matched 15% of all the donations received through April 30. Were very lucky to have the supporters that we do in Central Florida, Development Manager Valerie Solomon said. We have very committed, very loyal donors and many of them have renewed or increased their gifts this year. We could not be able to do that without the support of our local art supporters. With all of our arts organizations work ing together, to have that much support consistently year after year were very fortunate to to have that support from our community. Solomon said United Arts had a significant portion of fundraising come in the last week 20% within the last seven days. We definitely see a big push at the end of the Collaborative Campaign every year, she said. United Arts of Central Florida made an even stronger push this year to cushion the blow of a budget cut approved at the state level. In the the states recent budget session in March, arts funding was cut by almost 90%, from $24.6 million in 2018 to $2.6 million in 2019 statewide. That ranks Florida 48th out of 50 states in terms of funding for the arts, Marketing and Communications Manager Chris Majocha said. Meanwhile, the nonprofit arts industry produces $400 million in direct economic activ ity annually and supports 13,764 jobs in Central Florida, according to United Arts of Central Florida. Just as United Arts and the local nonprofits stepped up, so did the local donors and art-lovers, Solomon said. A lot of donors actually increased their donations this year, she said. They did what they normally would do for the Collaborative Campaign but then also increased their gift. I had sev eral donors (whom) I spoke with directly on the phone when they called in to give their gifts this year who said specifically they wanted to increase because they were disappointed in the funding cuts the arts organizations experience next year and they wanted to what they could to help with that. About $350,000 of the money raised will go toward the Arts for ALL Fund, which provides grants with unrestricted funding to arts nonprofits, Solomon said. Unre stricted financial support can go toward crucial operating costs, which arent funded as often as programming by donors. Keeping up with those basic operating costs allows nonprof its to continue offering free and low-cost art experiences to the community. Last year, United Arts awarded $1.48 million in operating support grants to 37 Central Florida nonprofit cultural institutions. by the observations by the centers own Rangsook Yoon who serves as the director of experiences and the centers curator. I moved here five years ago around the Lake Nona area and within the past three years, I have seen dramatic changes happen ing in the neighborhood, Yoon said. For a long time, I wanted shopping malls and more facilities like Starbucks. But once that started to happen, the whole horizon became empty. Beautiful oak trees and acres of the beautiful forests were being demolished. The idea came to Yoon a few months after starting her cur rent role in October, and starting in January, she began to research Florida artists who best encapsulated the shows concept. Her search came back with four artists in Diaz (St. Augustine), painters Bruce Marsh (Tampa) and Lilian Garcia-Roig (Tallahassee), and photographer/video artist Corey George (Tampa). All are transplants who have lived in Florida for many years now, Yoon said. The exhibition is beautiful I couldnt be any happier, she said. All four artists have a very different and unique style, but in terms of their ways of approaching and the kind of artists who inspires them have similarities, so each work by each different artists tends to converse with each other. Theyre very different from each other, but there are commonalities in both their interests in Florida landscapes and also their artistic aesthetic concerns too, she said. For the artists chosen, the balance between visual aesthetics and underlying meaning play an important role in their pieces especially when it touches on something as relevant as the health of our environment. Since the first time he picked up a camera in high school, Diaz has balanced on a fine line of sending a message in a beautifully composed photograph and avoiding being heavy-handed with his message. You can push people away from your work if its too preachy, Diaz said. So I always want to present my ideas in a humorous way or non-direct way, to give room for interpretation and to bring people in. My strategy is to bring people in through aesthetics make it something that is beautiful and then when theyre in the work they think about other ideas. With 37 pieces of art on display by Diaz, Marsh, Garcia-Roig and George all together in the centers four galleries, Yoon hopes visitors will take the time to dive in and discover the messages in each work. From there, the hope is viewers will walk away with an intellectu ally stimulating experience, and a new outlook on the world around them. I want them to be able to be able to experience the skills and the talents of these Florida based artists, Yoon said. But at the same time, I want people to be thinking about the way we experience nature in Florida and how it is changing rapidly.Collaborative Campaign for the Arts reaches goalThe push by United Arts of Central Florida and its art nonprot partners resulted in $2.07 million in funding raised. IF YOU GOENCHANTED FLORIDA: PICTURING CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE WHEN: Through Aug. 26. The center is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. WHERE: Maitland Art Center, 231 W. Packwood Avenue, Maitland COST: $6 INFORMATION: artand history.org/maitland-artcenterI want them to be able to be able to experience the skills and the talents of these Florida based artists. But at they same time, I want people to be thinking about the way we experience nature in Florida and how it is changing rapidly. Rangsook Yoon, Maitland Art CenterArt and the environmentCONTINUED FROM PAGE 12

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14 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018 266364 FRIDAY, MAY 25STORYTELLERS XVII: WEST OF THE EAST COAST TRACKS 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 25, at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, 642 W. New England Ave., Winter Park. See an opening reception for Storytellers XVII: West of the East Coast Tracks. New Smyrna Beach teens give us insight into their changing world, document ing their historic African-Amer ican community in west New Symrna Beach through a programming partnership by Creald School of Art and the Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum in New Symrna Beach. A gallery talk will be held at 8 p.m. Its an introduction to the Storytellers Program and an opportunity to meet some of the teen photographers, presented by the project leader and Crealde Executive Director Peter Schreyer. For more information, call (407) 539-2680.SATURDAY, MAY 26DOLPHIN TALE 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at the Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland. See a screening of Dolphin Tale. While swimming free in the ocean, a young dolphin gets caught in a trap and severely damages her tail. Although she is rescued and transported to Clearwater Marine Hospital, her tail cannot be saved, and the prognosis is dire. What the dolphin, now named Winter, needs is a miracle. She gets that in the form of a marine biologist (Harry Connick Jr.), a prosthetics designer (Morgan Freeman), and a devoted boy (Nathan Gamble), who nd a way to help Winter swim again. For more information and to buy tickets, visit enzian. org.SUNDAY, MAY 27MICHELLE MAILHOT AND FRIENDS 80S REIMAGINED 8 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave., Winter Park. Or landos preeminent vocalist, Michelle Mailhot is also in demand as an arranger, adjudicator and clinician. Mailhot has performed extensively at Walt Disney World and on several Disney recordings. She tours and performs with the Drama Desk Award-winning group, Toxic Audio. Her cabaret show, A Tribute to Johnny Mercer, was presented in 2010 to sold-out houses at Mad Cow Theatre in Orlando. For this event, Mailhot is presenting hits from the 1980s with a group of esteemed musicians, in the style of Dirty Loops. For those who are unfamiliar, Dirty Loops are a Swedish trio who reinvent pop tunes with an aggressive, jazzfusion approach, elevating what is sometimes considered frivolous material, beyond its original scope. The concert will feature Chuck Archard, Marc Clermont, Ed Krout and special guest Chris Cortez. Cost is $15. For more information, visit bluebambooart center.com.TUESDAY, MAY 29TUESDAY NIGHT SESSIONS: CHRIS CORTEZ 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave., Winter Park. Cortez performs his solo show, full of surprises from his many CD releases and more. An international recording artist with a wide range of musical interests, Cortez ranks among the top jazz guitarists in the world. Hes been featured in Downbeat, Jazziz, Jazz Times, Le Jazz Hot Paris, etc. This is a free concert open to the public. For more information, visit bluebambooartcenter.com.ONGOINGTHE HONKY TONK ANGELS 7:30 p.m. through Sunday, May 13, at The Winter Park Playhouse, 711 Orange Ave., Suite C, Winter Park. A whimsical musical comedy by the creator of Always, Patsy Cline. This production tells the story of three gutsy gals deter mined to better their lives and follow their dreams to Nashville. The score features more than 30 classic country tunes including Ill Fly Away, Stand by Your Man, to 5, Coal Miners Daughter, Ode to Billy Joe, Rocky Top and I Will Always Love You. Cost is $32 to $42. For more information and showtimes, call (407) 645-0145 or visit winterparkplayhouse.org. HIS HENDERSON, ISRAEL & SIMPSON PROJECT On display through Dec. 31 on the second oor of the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, 642 W. New England Ave., Winter Park. Visit the Hannibal Square Heritage Center to learn of Winter Parks African-American leaders Gus C. Henderson, Frank R. Israel and Walter B. Simpson. For more infor mation, call (407) 539-2680. THE DOMES OF THE YOSEMITE Through Sunday, July 8, at the Morse Museum, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. The Domes of the Yosemite, the largest existing painting by Albert Bierstadt (18301902), will be exhibited at the Morse through a special loan from the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum in Vermont. The monumental paint ing, having just received conservation treatment in Miami, will be on view before returning to Vermont. The 1867 oil-on-canvas, almost 10 feet by 15 feet, has not been shown outside the Athenaeum since its rst installation there in 1873.THIS WEEK Courtesy photo

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FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018 BLACK TIE ORANGEOBSERVER.COM ALSO INSIDE: Franklins Friends Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed. Online. A. Jones Family Foundations Princess Ball 2018. Online. Hope springs eternal T he Runway To Hope nonprot pulled out all the stops for its eighth annual Spring Fashion Soiree on Saturday, May 19. Held at the Rosen Shingle Creek, the star-studded event had more than 2,000 guests raising money for pediatric cancer research and prevention through a silent and live auction. More than 150 children whose cancer was in remis sion also attended the lavish function and were celebrated at the fashion show. CNN anchor Lisa Ling, E! Entertainments Melissa Rivers and Joey Fatone were the celebrity high lights for the night. HARRY SAYER Eddie and Jessie Bosquez brought Ezekiel, 10, to the show. Janelle Bareld and Kattya Antenor kept it classy. Right: Abraham Nalbonado and Raymond Nalbonado were all smiles. Ethan Goldberg, 15, got drinks with Avery Goldberg. Riesa and Valentine Pascal met up with Juan Beltran and Liz Mejia. Tony Milam Jr., 12, and his dad, Tony Milam, looked classy.

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